Katharina Busl, MD

Katharina Busl, MD, MS

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Katharina M. Busl, MD, is the division chief of neurocritical care at University of Florida Health and co-director of the UF Health Shands Hospital Neuro Intensive Care Unit. She is a neurointensivist with faculty appointments in the departments of neurology and neurosurgery.

Dr. Busl received her medical degree with high honors from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. She moved to Boston to complete her neurology residency in the Harvard Neurology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in neurological critical care at the Harvard Partners program (MGH and BWH). Before coming to UF, Dr. Busl was an assistant professor of neurology and attending neurointensivist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to her formal medical education, Dr. Busl holds a master’s degree in science from Rush University.

Dr. Busl is board certified in neurology as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and neurocritical care-certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She is a member of various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Heart Association and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Busl has been invited to numerous regional, national and international meetings and conferences to present and participate.

In addition to conducting her own research, Dr. Busl also serves as a reviewer for several journals, including JAMA Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. She also has contributed to several book chapters.

As the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Busl is a sought out speaker and experienced teacher. Dr. Busl is fluent in German and English.


Master of Science
Rush University

Fellowship - Neurology
Harvard Partners Neurocritical Care

Residency - Neurology
Harvard Partners Neurology Residency Program

Internship - Internal Medicine
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center

Clinical and Laboratory Immunology
Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet

Medical Degree
Technische Universitaet Munchen

Board Certification

  • Neurocritical Care - United Counsil of Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors and Awards

Presidential Citation
Neurocritical Care Society

Department Service Award
Department of Neurology - University of Florida - College of Medicine

Emerging Leaders Forum
American Academy of Neurology

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
Rush University Medical Center - Department of Neurology